FAR ABOVE RUBIES by Cynthia Polansky
Based on a true story, a Dutch Jewess is caught in the nightmare of Hitler's regime when she voluntarily accompanies her 6 stepdaughters to Auschwitz.
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On the morning of May 10, 1940, the last thing Sofie Rijnfeld expected was the sky to start raining German paratroopers. She and her husband Jan were living contentedly in Amsterdam with Jan's 6 daughters. Life held the promise of a bright future for the Rijnfelds, until the appearance of a yellow cloth Star of David with the word "JOOD" in the middle. When the Rijnfeld daughters are ordered for deportation, Sofie refuses to let them venture alone to an arcane fate. Ignoring the obvious danger, she accompanies them to Auschwitz where she finds a strength and ingenuity she never knew she had. But can it keep them all alive? This is based on the true story of a woman who rises from the ashes of tragedy to emerge as a valiant heroine whose price is truly FAR ABOVE RUBIES.